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USEFUL SYMBOLS

  • Alpha & Omega: The beginning and the end
  • Book: Bible; Wisdom
  • Candle: Life's work extiguished
  • Celtic cross: Its circle symbolizes eternity
  • Circle: Eternity or earth
  • Chi Rho: 1st 2 letters of the word Christ
  • Columns: Supporting the roof of heaven
  • Compass (open): Order of Masons - fraternal order
  • Door: Portal to a new life
  • Dove: Christian constancy & devotion, holy ghost
  • Eye: God's eye; also a symbol of masonry
  • Fish: Christian plenty
  • Gate: Death; entrance to heaven
  • Gourd: Squash. In pairs: scripture
  • Grapes: Body of Christ
  • Hand: Reaching down from above. The hand of God (from Heaven)
  • Hart: Faithful; thirsting for God
  • Harp: Heavenly music
  • Heart: Soul's love of God. With wings, a symbol of the Trinity
  • Moon, Sun, Star: Heavenly home of the blessed
  • Keys (crossed): St. Peter
  • Ladder: Passion, Jacob
  • Lily: Purity, Flower of the Virgin
  • Mermaid: Representing half man-half God
  • Moon: Renewed Life
  • Pick & shovel: Implement of death
  • Rosary: Devotion to mary
  • Scales: Equality & justice
  • Ship: A sailor; Man's journey through life
  • Snake: Satan; Fall of man
  • Spade: Gravedigger's tool
  • Stage: Sm as the hart
  • Stars: Hope of a new life
  • Sun: Renewal of life
  • Sword: Martyrdom
  • Torch: If elevated: Resurrection; if downturned, death
  • Tree: Treat of life; God's fmily
  • Almond tree: Favor from God:Cedar tree: Strong faith; length of days
  • Cypress: Sorrow, death
  • Everygreens: Immortality
  • Oak tree: Peace, Healing faith
  • Palm tree: Victory; martyrdom; reward of the righteous
  • Yew tree: Immortality

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